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Questions tagged [dvd]

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Why can't I copy my DVD with dd?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. I thought these tools bypass the filesystem and make a bitwise copy. dd is fooled, it finishes but just produces a small file and states it's finished. ...
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Novice Ubuntu 12.04 user needs help! [closed]

Someone suggested I try Ubuntu. I like it but I can't figure a couple of things out and don't really have time to google up ways to solve the problem. Answers from a quick search were so confusing. ...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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Cannot Play DVDs on Linux Mint

I recently updated my operating system to Linux Mint and everything is running fine, except my DVD/CD drive will not read DVDs. CDs are fine but DVDs will not run. Do you have any advice of what I can ...
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How to rip a scratched DVD-Video? (a “cdparanoia for DVDs”)

I usually use the very nice and simple dvdbackup program to rip and backup my DVD-Video. However some of my DVDs have a few scratches and my DVD drive has some trouble reading a few sectors. So, is ...
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Does Linux has a fundamental limitation about using multiple cd/dvd drives simultaneously?

I have two cd/dvd drives in my laptop. One is an external USB drive and the other is the SATA drive that came with it. And I can't burn two DVDs at the same time in both of them at full speed no ...
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Check if CD or DVD is blank

I cannot mount a DVD, most probably because it is blank, so it contains no filesystem. Is there a way to be sure that the disk is blank?
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VLC crashs, when watching one specific DVD?

I got some new-ish DVDs to watch. Unfortunately VLC keeps crashing. I set it to Debug mode and got some feedback: libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0 libdvdnav: DVD Title: LEGEND_OF_KORRA_VOL2 ...
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md5sum of /dev/sr1 different than ISO image?

After writing an ISO image using Brasero, I discovered that the md5sum of the target DVD is different than the ISO image, despite no readability errors. What has caused that difference?
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Unable to backup data on DVD

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04. I want to make backup of my data on DVD but unable to do so. To test this I'm backing up file name 'tomboy' from my current directory to DVD. ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-...
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How to create UDF images and burn them to DVD or CDROM?

Writing CDs with cdrecord and making images with genisoimage is no problem. I want to write DVDs in a similar manner, first creating an image, then burning it to disk. This is quite beneficial, since ...
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Recovery of damaged DVD yielding “no medium found” error

I have a very strange case of DVD reading failure. It's a video DVD recorded a couple of years ago on a DVD-R disc. Two weeks ago our video DVD player would start having trouble reading parts of it. ...
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Split DVD iso of TV series into episodes

I have a lot of DVD isos (I also have the physical DVD's, but I have ripped them, so they shouldn't be needed for this), of various TV series. Each DVD contains several episodes of the series, but ...
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Wodim DVD writer: Burn without waiting for exclusive access?

How do I burn using WODIM without needing exclusive access, without unmounting? The --force option does not work. (Yes, I know the risks.)
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keep dvd entry in sources.list during preseeded debian9.5 install

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5 preseeded on an offline VM. The install breaks because it can't install the package grub-pc. Research up to now shows that (presumably at this point during the ...
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How do I know if a device is still responsive?

An internal optical drive sometimes ceases to work on an external SATA adapter, connected via USB. If I connect it, it sometimes freezes forever (until powered off). What is a Linux command that ...
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How do I get my DVD-RW to mount as a writable device instead of ROM?

I am trying to use my laptop (running Debian Jessie) and an external USB DVD reader/writer to burn an ISO to a DVD-RW. However, upon inserting my disk, it appears to have been detected as read-only: ...
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External DVD drive in enclosure does not play DVD movies, but does work with 'data DVDs'

UPDATE: The hardware in question was replaced by another SATA (DVD-driove) to USB adapter. I believe the VANTEC hardware in the end wasn't fully compatible. I am trying to get an external USB DVD ...
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Fully access DVD movies menu structure: any alternative to VLC?

I want to be able to just insert a DVD movie and be sure I'll have full access to all its features. - Can this be done without VLC in Linux? VLC is maybe the best video player out-there and as far as ...
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Playing DVDs on chromebook using crouton

I am aware that Chromebooks cannot play DVDs normally but I wanted to know if connecting an external DVD drive via USB and trying to play in something like VLC media player would enable someone to ...
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Debian/Kali install from Xboot DVD fails [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Debian from a DVD. The DVD is a dual layer disc which can multi boot into 32 or 64 bit Debian or Kali Linux. I created the iso for this using a program called XBoot. The disc ...
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How to determine if an unmounted CD/DVD is in the drive?

Under Linux, is there any way to get a yes/no answer to whether or a CD/DVD drive contains a disc which isn't mounted but which can be mounted or written to?
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Creating UDF image in Linux

It's embarrassing to imagine that there are no intelligent tools on Linux to create UDF images, similar to makeisofs, but I have yet to find any. The tool genisoimage does work for creating video disk ...
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Extract hardcoded subtitles

I wanted to know if there is a way to extract hardcoded subtitles via OCR, should I do some image processing after extracting the frames in order to use tesseract afterwards? I have tried to extract ...
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CD disk not detected by Fedora on my Laptop

I rarely use cd's on my laptop, but I recall having the same problem a few months ago. When I put a cd in my DVD drive nothing happens. It kicked in last time without me doing anything but I don't ...
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Optical drive power settings: Wait longer before spinning down

When running from a live DVD, something highly annoying is: I click on something. then I hear the DVD drive starting to spin.Now, I know that I need to wait five seconds until the computer reacts for ...
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Ripping DVD in Debian Wheezy

I need to rip a DVD, to watch it later on a tablet or laptop. How can I do it? I would like to use a tool from the standard repositories. So far I tried only k3b, but it crashed.
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How to change Live DVD drive without reboot? (SquashFS)

Let's assume a PC has 2 optical drives, of which one can write DVDs and the other one is a DVD-ROM drive. I have a live Linux Mint Mate 18.3 Sylvia x86_64 on a DVD-RW. (If anyone is interested: It is ...
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why are there 3 debian DVD isos + 2 update DVD isos in my local debian mirror?

I want to try Debian for the 1st time and I wanted to download the full DVD so I went to my local Debian mirror and what I see are 3 DVDs and 2 update DVDs. what is each? Do I need more than just the ...
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Make a live Linux reload data into block cache from live DVD

I eject the DVD, attempt starting Firefox, and put the DVD back in. Firefox did not start, but even after inserting the live DVD disc back, Firefox was still returning an input/output error. ...
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How to view pending SCSI requests?

If the PC sends a request to read a sector on an optical disc, which turns out to be unreadable, the drive deadlocks the program into responselessness and motionlessness, until it returns the sector ...
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Unable to install ubuntu, computer restarts before reaching installation

I’m on a ASUS GL752VW laptop trying to dual-boot ubuntu 16.04 with my windows 10 installed in LEGACY bios with a burned DVD. When I get to the (legacy) installer whatever the option I choose in the ...
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How can I figure out why my laptop optical drive no longer reads CDs/DVDs?

Summary My laptop's optical drive stopped reading discs a while ago, but I'm never given an error; I want to figure out what exactly is wrong with my optical drive. Background This is a Toshiba ...
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Using MPV to play DVD movies

Beside VLC, very few dvd players have access to all DVD movie options, namely menus, and mpv is not one of them, but I use mpv to access external subtitles with DVDs and have started to appreciate ...
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Magik DVD not read

I have found some old DVD-Rs on which I had burnt pictures of trips, etc. They are of different makes and essentially all work but 4, and all of these 4 are branded MAGIK. Although they are old, they ...
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How to delete files from DVD-R in Fedora 26

I use Fedora 26 and have a DVD-R with some files. So, my goal is to delete that files and write new ones on the unused before (blank) disk space. How i can delete that old files (i.e. completely ...
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How to check that dvd-rw is erased?

I formatted dvd-rw disc with the following command dvd+rw-format -blank=full /dev/sr0 If I try the command dd if=/dev/sr0 bs=2048 | hexdump -C, nothing happens. How to verify that every bit of the ...
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Since recent kernel update DVD will not mount

Earlier today I updated my Arch Linux system's kernel, using pacman, from 4.12.10 to 4.12.12. Before this update I was able to mount DVDs without a problem and watch them in VLC, but after this update ...
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How to checksum a CD/DVD? (to verify integrity of my Debian installation)

So I'd like to checksum my Debian 9.0 installation DVD to be able to compare it to the respective .iso file's hashes and the published hashes to be able to verify my installation's integrity. I ...
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Major problems installing Debian [closed]

I'm trying to install Debian 9.0.0 (amd64) on some old computers. The computers are of the same model, and should be identical. With the first one, installation was successful. There was, however, an ...
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Growisofs renaming files

I was trying to copy several files to a dvd with growisofs. The command I use it is: growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /media/34GB/tmp/ But when I send it to command line, I receive this message I: -...
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Trying to mount and recover data from a DVD/recorder HDD

I have a old DVD/HDD recorder (Panasonic DMR-EH58) with RCA inputs & outputs etc. I want to recover all the recordings off its HDD. The HDD is a 2008 ATA/IDE 7200RPM Hitachi deskstar Model no:...
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Write arbitrary data to DVD in Linux

I need to write arbitrary data, not an ISO image to a DVD, without a filesystem. Years ago it was possible to do something like: tar vcf - whatever/ | dd of=/dev/cdrom And have a CDROM with no ...
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How do I disable my CD/DVD drive?

I'd like to disable my CD/DVD drive so that it doesn't spin up every time I select Save in my Kate editor, or select a file-accessing action in other applications. The spinning up just delays what I'm ...
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CDs will automatically mount, but not DVDs

I need for all devices to be automatically mounted. These discs contain some data files (these are RW discs, for the record). They are successfully mounted and accessed using the same drive on a ...
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Multi-Distro boot DVD with SystemRescueCD 2.8.0 fails to boot the SRCD portion

I am trying to create a 'multi-distro' 'multi-boot' DVD image containing (amongst others) the SystemRescueCD ISO. I am using GRUB as the boot loader and I have managed to get most of the other ISOs ...
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How to burn iso image to DVD using dd command

I was looking at the command to burn iso image to a dvd. But I couldnt get the name of the device. In the /dev/ I could see cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw. I am using debian. When I gave the command, I got ...
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Can't install “libdvdcss” with yum anymore after update on “Fedora 20 Heisenburg”

I couldn't update my system today, because of dependency problems with libdvdcss, I removed libdvdcss and it's dependency libdvdcss2. Update was successfull after that but now I can't install ...
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Play DVD with VLC from USB device

I've installed the media player vlc and added the current user to the optical group. # sudo pacman -S vlc qt4 # sudo gpasswd -a <my_user> optical Afterwards I restarted my computer and plugged ...
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How to watch a DVD video with external subtitles in Linux?

There are video players in Windows that can use external subtitles when playing a DVD movie, but are there in Linux too? (MPC-HC and PotPlayer are the most obvious solutions for this in Windows. I ...